Rev John Sackett

(c 1670-1753)
FatherNathaniel Sackett (1636-1682)
MotherAnn Terry (c 1647-1683)
Rev John Sackett, son of Nathaniel Sackett and Ann Terry, was born in KentG, in about 1670. He died probably in his eighties in Hawkinge, KentG, and was buried there on 28 January 1753.1 He married first in 1702, Margaret (___) Tempest.2 Margaret was buried at Folkestone, KentG, on 25 November 1727.3 He married second at St Alphege Church, Canterbury, KentG, on 22 April 1729, Margaret Lunn, daughter of Rev William Lunn and Elizabeth ___.4,5 Margaret was born in Denton, KentG, in about 1677 and baptized there on 17 January 1677/78.6 She died aged 91 and was buried at DentonG, on 23 March 1769.7
     John was named as a beneficiary in his uncle John Sackett's will made in Braunston, County of City of LincolnG, on 10 June 1680. He was granted the reversion of his uncle's lands and tenements in St Peter's and St John's after the death of his father Nathaniel.8
     John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Canterbury, KentG, on 12 January 1681/82. He was to inherit his father's land at Sackett's Hill at age 21 and his father stipulated that he should be sent to university as soon as is fitting.9
Will of Nathaniel Sackett of Canterbury, Kent, 12 January 1681/2, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 20 December 1682 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-76-81). (Researched by Marion Sackett (from IGHS Tyler Collection)).

NATHANIELL SACKETT      [extracted from IHGS Tyler Collection Abstracts by Marion Sackett]
Dated 12 Jan 1681/2          Proved 20 Dec 1682
Gent.; of Canterbury

Son = John          5 broad pieces of gold     
Son = Nathaniell     5 broad pieces of gold          to be paid at age 21; each to be the other’s heir
Son = George          three 20/- pieces of gold     
Son = Samuel          5 guineas          
Wife = Anne      Sole executrix.     Rents & profits of all property until son John aged 21, so long as she remain a widow – reversion of Sacketts Hill in St Peters & St Johns to son John on her marriage or when he is 21. John to be sent to a university as soon as is fitting.
     After John inherits, Anne to have rents of property at Margate until son Nathaniell is 21 – then reversion jointly to sons Nathaniell, George & Samuel. Anne then to have £15 annuity out of Margate lands.
     Residue to Anne. Charged to be careful in education of sons.
Witnesses:     Seth FENNER, Charles DICUS, John EATON
[Added in a different hand:- (CML 20 Nov 1669 SACKETT Nathl. of Cant ba 31 & Ann TERRY sp 22 d. Michael TERRY who con.)]

     John made his will in Folkestone, KentG, in 1753, naming as sole beneficiary his wife Margaret.10
Will of John Sackett of Folkestone, Kent, 1753[?], proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 1753 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-94-536). (Researched by Michael Callé).

John Sackett
Dated [?], proved 1753
Clerk, Folkestone, Kent

Beneficiary
Wife Margaret – all personal effects

     John's widow Margaret made her will in Barham, KentG, on 28 August 1766, naming as beneficiaries her brother and sister and various non-Sackett nephews and nieces.11
Will of Margaret Sackett of Barham, Kent, 28 August 1766, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 24 March 1769 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-98-256). (Researched by Marion Sackett).

Abstract of will of Margaret Sackett, widow of John Sackett, Clerk, Barham, Kent, 28 August 1766

Beneficiaries
Brother Basil Lunn     – £100
Sister Elizabeth Hill, wid. of Denton     – £100
Nephews     
     George Downing, Clerk of Ilford, Essex     – £100
     Richard Downing of Nonnington, Kent     – £100
     John Coll of Barham     – £100
Nieces     
     Elizabeth Hustwaite, wid. of Elsworth, Cambs.     – £100
     Elizabeth Pilcher/Pitcher, wid. of Barham     – £100
Daus. of Elizabeth Pilcher: Elizabeth, Margaret, Mary, Frances      – £20 each
Son of George Downing: Bladen Downing     – £20
Niece of late husband: Sarah Millar, wid. of Hampstead     – £20
Niece Margaret Barlow, wid. of Essex – £30
3 sons of niece Hustwait – equal shares of £50
Children of Richard Downing: George, Richard, William, Catherine, Elizabeth, Charlotte, Eleanor, Ann Downing – £10 each
Wid. of nephew Thomas Lunn: ___ Lunn of Elsworth, Cambs. & her 4 children – £10 each
Nephews
     William Lunn, Surgeon of Cambridge     £5 for a ring
     Edward Lunn, Clerk of Elsworth, Cambs. – £5 for a ring
All above legacies to be paid within 12 months after decease, & if there is not enough money available from personal estate then the balance to be charged against "my Real Estate lately purchased of my nephew Richard Downing of Nonnington & lying in the parish of Kingston or Bishopbourn, Kent."
Nephews     
     George Downing      Lands (as above) as tenants in common,
     Richard Downing      equal division of residue of personal     
Niece      estate     
     Elizabeth Pilcher     

Executors
Nephews George Downing, Richard Downing, & niece Elizabeth Pilcher

Witnesses
J Robinson, J Bridges, Edward Bridges

Codicil - 5 March 1768
Niece Elizabeth Hustwaite – bequest increased to £200
Dau. of niece Elizabeth Pilcher: Margaret Best – bequest of £20 cancelled & replaced by £30 in trust to Samuel Fremoull[?], Clerk of Wootten "to pay the same from time to time at his discretion to the said Margaret Best for her own separate use & not subject to the will or debts of her husband"
Witnesses
Edward Bridges, Stephen Scott

Probate
Archdeaconry Court, Canterbury, 24 March 1769
ChartsTree 1. William Sackett of Jordan Down descendant chart
ReferenceK.1

 Notes & Citations

  1. Burials Register, Hawkinge, Kent (Transcript), "28 January 1753 Rev. Mr. Jn. Sackette M.A. rector (Rector 1714-1753)."
  2. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "24 October 1702 John Sackette of Folkestone & Mrs Margaret Tempest of Patrixbourne."
  3. Burials Register, Folkestone, Kent (Transcript 1635-1800; BTs 1829-1916), "25 November 1727 Mgt Sackette wife of Mr Jn. (died 21st)."
  4. Marriage Licences, Canterbury, Kent, "John Sackett of Folkstone, widower, & Margaret Lunn of Denton, spinster. At St Alphege Canterbury or Denton."
  5. Marriages Register, St Alphege, Canterbury, Kent (Parish Register and Bishops' Transcript), "22 Apr 1729 Rev John Sackett wid, Clerk, Folkestone & Margaret Lunn of Denton. (Lic)."
  6. Baptism, Denton, Kent (LDS FamilySearch, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975), "17 Jan 1677, Margaret Lunn d. Will Lunn & Elizabeth."
  7. Burials Register, Denton, Kent (Mrs Nichol's Index), "23 March 1769 Mrs Margaret Sackett aet 91."
  8. Will of John Sackett of Braunston, Lincoln, 10 June 1680, proved in the Canterbury Prerogative Court, 4 November 1680 (National Archives, PROB 11/364 quire 155).
  9. Will of Nathaniel Sackett of Canterbury, Kent, 12 January 1681/2, proved in the Canterbury Archdeaconry Court, 20 December 1682 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-76-81).
  10. Will of John Sackett of Folkestone, Kent, 1753[?], proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 1753 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-94-536).
  11. Will of Margaret Sackett of Barham, Kent, 28 August 1766, proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, 24 March 1769 (Kent Archives Office, PRC 17-98-256).
Last Edited14 August 2016